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Associate Professor of Sociology Awarded Community Service Award

Associate Professor of Sociology Awarded Community Service Award

Associate professor of sociology, Mary Ann Murphy, has been awarded the Faculty Community Service Award by Alumni UBC. The awards recognize members of the UBC community who, through their extraordinary endeavours, have taken the lead on important issues to create positive social change. Dr. Murphy was chosen for the award as a result of her advocacy […]

Quantifying brain cancer with MRIs

Quantifying brain cancer with MRIs

  A collaboration between Cornelia Laule from UBC Vancouver's Department of Radiology / Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries and Thor Bjarnason from UBC Okanagan as they co-authored a study on using quantitative T2 (qT2) MRI to characterize three different types of brain tumours. In this preliminary case study, the water microenvironments of glioblastoma, […]

UBCO research lab awarded grants to pursue critical medical imaging research

UBCO research lab awarded grants to pursue critical medical imaging research

Professor Jesse Tanguay’s research laboratory was recently awarded an NSERC Discovery Grant to pursue their research on “Medical imaging applications of next-generation spectroscopic x-ray detectors". In collaboration with medical physicists at the BC Cancer Agency Centre for the Southern Interior and Interior Health, Dr. Tanguay and his students will use the NSERC funding to investigate new […]

In Memoriam: Dr. Blair Spearman

Flags at UBC Okanagan will be lowered on Friday, October 6, 2017, in memory of Dr. Blair Spearman, Professor of Mathematics in the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences, who passed away on October 1, 2017. Dr. Spearman earned a PhD in mathematics from Pennsylvania State University in 1981. After working for the […]

UBC and TRU team up to explore useful bio-products found in cannabis

Researchers at UBC Okanagan and Thompson Rivers University have teamed up with an industry partner to investigate the many useful products that can be made from cannabis.

From head of the class to head of the boardroom, do grades really matter?

As grade-schoolers concentrate on the three Rs, many university students are already planning their future careers. Many believe top grades are the key to landing successful jobs, but does this always hold true?